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  • Writer's pictureShaina Rafkin

Children Don't Become Picky Eaters to Annoy Us

🥦🥑🍕🍳So I kind of have a thing with the term "picky eater". As a parent it's helpful to realize that some actual difficulty may be happening and our children are not trying to just drive us crazy 🤪😫

Behavior is communication. So yes feeding challenges do come along with behavioral challenges as well... But is it fair to say that a child's feeding difficulty is purely behavioral?

If a child has underlying sensory oral motor and possibly medical concerns making it painful scary and difficult to eat wouldn't it make sense for the child to exhibit negative behaviors when it comes to eating?

I'm not saying to ignore behavior. It definitely plays a part in feeding therapy. But lets make sure we consider all possible underlying issues and let's do our best to address them!

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